Tom DeLay

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Our Favorite Rick Perry Mugshots

    Now, we're not sure if you live on the moon, under a rock, or under a rock on the moon, but you probably noticed Rick Perry handed himself in yesterday to face his indictment on felony charges for abuse of power. If you've ever heard of a thing called "Twitter," you may also have noticed that Rick h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Rafael Cruz, Conservative Rockstar, and the Making of Ted

    Senator Ted Cruz, the uncompromising Tea Party standard bearer, the bane of the establishment GOP, is the most influential man in the world (according to 11 percent of Americans anyway). He almost single-handedly led his entire party over the cliff during the government shutdown to defund Obamacare ... More >>

  • Film

    December 30, 2010
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    November 22, 2010

    What (Pardon, Who) Do the Trinity River Project and Tom DeLay Have in Common?

    Bill Ceverha​In my narrow and twisted personal universe, everything is about the trinity River Project, even today's closing arguments in Austin in the money laundering trial of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Follow me into the labyrinth. People ask me all the time, "Who's behind thi ... More >>

  • Film

    June 10, 2010
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    August 17, 2009

    What in the Wide World of Sports ...?

    ​There are probably a million more important things with which to begin the work week -- like, oh, a passel of Hicks Sports Group creditors asking the National Hockey League whether the beleaguered owner of the Texas Rangers has dough enough to keep the Dallas Stars -- but this breaking, um, news? ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009
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    February 5, 2009

    The Big Rich Author Plunges the Stake Deep in the Heart of "Texas Power"

    Bryan Burrough was in town earlier this week to sell a few copies of his must-read tome The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes. Been looking forward to the book ever since September, matter of fact, when Vanity Fair excerpted a chapter that made mention of H.L. Hunt strol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Harris County GOP Boss Says Fred Baron's Money is "Tainted"

    Mark Graham Fred Baron Moments ago, the Houston Chronicle reported that John Edwards has decided to, like, pass on delivering his speech to the Harris County Democratic Party during its September 20 fund-raising gala. Cannot imagine why. Also noted in the story: Harris County Republican Chairman Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    A Former Dallas Democrat Seeks to Become the State's Most Powerful Prosecutor

    Rick Reed, former Dallas County prosecutor now interested in becoming the Travis County District Attorney From The Texas Observer comes a sneak peek at the race for Travis County District Attorney -- the most powerful prosecutor in Texas, with the power to go after state elected officials. Among the ... More >>

  • News

    January 17, 2008

    Sharon Keller is Texas' Judge Dread

    When Sharon Keller turned off the clock on a Death Row inmate's last-gasp appeal, she became the most vilified judge in Texas

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2007
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    May 1, 2007

    Tom DeLay Wishes The News Dead. Wait...Tom Who?

    You know who's happy about the news of The News' steep drop in circulation numbers? Um, Tom DeLay, that's who. Says so right on his blog, which is, surprisingly, not called The Emasculated Douchebag. "The old media, with its three main news networks and daily papers of record in the major cities co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    Laura Miller and Bill Ceverha, Cutting Down a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

    Bill Ceverha's the mayor's new best friend, we guess because Tom DeLay won't return his calls. Laura Miller, our tree-climbing mayor, is planning one of her mom-and-apple-pie press conferences Monday in Fretz Park under the heartwarming motto, “Sink the Petition/Save the Trinity.” It’s an effo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2007

    Footing the Bill

    Bill Ceverha: Apparently, you don't need a fancy bridge to get from Tom DeLay to the Trinity River Project. You know what I love about the Friends of Unfair Park? Sometimes, they remind us of things we need to be reminded of. Like, oh, the fact this Bill Ceverha is the same as this Bill Ceverha. Dun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006
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    November 2, 2006

    "Eat My Bush" and Other Likely Signs

    This is an anti-Bush rally in Salt Lake City--or about three more people than we expect to see this afternoon and Tuesday in downtown Dallas. Beleaguered by approval ratings still mired below 40 percent and a likely-probable-maybe-dunno routing by Congressional democrats, President Bush is seeking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2006

    Sore Winners and Losers

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Texas redistricting is out, and by almost any measure it's a Republican victory. A 5-4 decision isn't exactly crushing, but the effects certainly are: DeLay's 2003 map, known as Plan 1374C, is left almost intact, as is his new tactic of redistricting whenever powe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2006

    Supreme Suspense

    In the coming days, or hours, the Supreme Court will consider whether Tom DeLay's a good map maker. As Tom DeLay morphs from Texas elected official to Virginia lobbyist, he leaves a threefold legacy: corruption, bitter partisanship and the Texas congressional district map adopted in 2003. While the ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    A Fallen Star Is Born

    Tom DeLay's scandals are a gold mine for two Texas filmmakers

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2006

    Time for "The Times" To Weigh in on DeLay Doc

    Yesterday's New York Times' Arts & Leisure section had a small piece on a movie we've written since last summer--and just about every week since we started this danged blog. Stephanie Goodman asked: What becomes of local filmmakers Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck's movie The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2006

    Smarty Pants

    I'm already a C-SPAN junkie--more gut-busting laughs and wrenching human drama than in a season's worth of E.R.--but now I've got a better reason to watch than Karl Rove's keynote address at the annual conference of the Republican National Lawyers Association, which airs live today at 3:15 p.m. (Swe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2006

    Damned Hollywood Liberals

    Since August, we've been writing about local filmmakers Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck's The Big Buy, which deals with Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle's investigation into the allegedly dirty doings of DeLay's Texans for a Republican Majority political action committee (TRMPAC). Last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2006

    The Truthiness Is, He's Scary

    Robert Greenwald's best known as the agit-doc filmmaker behind such fists-in-yer-face as Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism and Uncovered: The War on Iraq. But as we reported last week, Greenwald, through his Brave New Films production and distribution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2006

    The Hammer and the Nailing

    What's bad news for Tom DeLay is good news for Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck, the Dallas-based documentary filmmakers whose movie about Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle's investigation into the doings of DeLay's Texans for a Republican Majority political action committee (TRMPAC) has ... More >>

  • News

    February 9, 2006

    The End Is Near

    Famine, pestilence, war, death--at Dallas Theological Seminary, the Apocalypse is the horse to bet on

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    The Lone Ranger

    Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    No DeLay

    Bad politics is good business for filmmakers

  • News

    August 18, 2005

    Bubba Patrol

    The Minutemen are ready to patrol Texas' border. Are we ready for them?

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    Trip to Bountiful

    Oh, the talent given us at this year's remarkable Dallas Video Festival

  • Dining

    May 12, 2005

    Queu's Who

    How do you get past a bouncer?

  • News

    December 30, 2004

    Monkey Business

    Buzz picks a few nits with the year that was

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Greener Pastures

    Wanna move to Canada? Write an essay about it.

  • News

    November 11, 2004
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    July 29, 2004

    Fog of War

    A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Amateur Hour

    Congressional candidate Mike Murphy feels the strong arm of the GOP

  • Dining

    July 3, 2003

    Sacrificed Fly

    What factors make for the ideal wingman?

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Enron's End Run

    To make a mess as big as the Enron debacle, you need some friends in high places--Texas Senator Phil Gramm and his wife, for instance

  • Calendar

    May 18, 2000
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    April 20, 2000

    Sweating it out in Saipan

    While other major retailers settle sweatshop lawsuits, J.C. Penney insists everything's cool

  • News

    March 5, 1998
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    February 19, 1998

    Our Man in Saipan

    Dick Armey thinks he's found a free-market paradise in the Marianas Islands, a U.S. territory where the workers never complain, the factories never quit, and wages are so low, even welfare mothers can hire a Filipino maid